The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war. As a freedom fighter, a hustler, young mother, a sometime prostitute, and the wife of a US. marine, the girl's relationships with men suggests an analogy of Vietnam as Woman and the U.S. as Man.Written by
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The UK cinema and video release has been cut by 55 seconds to obtain a "15" rather than an "18" certificate. Numerous scenes are affected, particularly the rape and torture shots.
In Ireland, the uncut version also initially earned an 18. It was resubmitted in its cut British version which yet again earned an 18 - this decision was then taken to the Films Appeal Board, who lowered the certificate to a 15 on 16th February 1994. See more »
Written by Donovan (as Donovan Leitch)
Performed by Donovan
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an unrecognised masterpiece
I don't understand why this film has been rated so poorly, it really deserves better. The breath-taking landscapes, subtle imagery, the overall excellent craftsmanship alone make this movie worth seeing.
The unique and very personal perspective of this movie makes it hard to keep your distance. Some scenes are rather brutal, but these scenes are necessary for telling a realistic story. Definitely no Disney family movie though.
I give it a 9 out of 10, because even with 140 minutes runtime the story feels rushed and crammed. Sometimes less is more, I shall read the books now.
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